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Michael Barrett's Unpleasant Injury
Posted by Bret Cohen at 9/5/2006 10:23:00 AM
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The Cubs have placed catcher Michael Barrett on the disabled list with an intrascrotal hematoma after he was hit in the groin with a foul tip. While it's certainly not one of the weirder injuries (remember Glenallen Hill's spider nightmare, Ricky Bones straining his back watching TV in the clubhouse, and Marty Cordova cooking himself in a tanning salon), it does sound like one of the more painful, non-life-threatening, non-bone-breaking injuries I've heard of in sports. What else can compare, falling into the aforementioned category of injuries?


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I'm doubled over in pain just thinking about it.
Posted by joeo at 9/5/2006 11:09:00 AM
 
Yeah, that probably takes the cake as far as pain (I just winced thinking about it), but my two favorite baseball injuries are 1) when John Smoltz burned himself while ironing with his shirt on and 2) when Adam Eton stabbed himself while trying to open a CD. Those crack me up. I could swear there was some guy who had to go on the DL because he hurt his fingers playing video games. As far as pain, though, yeah, anything with the groin vicinity automatically jumps to the top of the list.

Posted by Jason Thornbury at 9/5/2006 6:15:00 PM
 
During the Raptors inauguraul season one of their guards (they got him from the Sixers' roster in the most pathetic expansion draft in history) fell asleep while icing his knee during the preseason. He did nerve damage to the knee and never played an actual game for the Raptors but still colleced $5 million in salary.

What about Irving Fryar supposedly injuring his ribs playing with his dog or accidently stabbing himself opening a drawer in his kitchen? He also crashed his car shortly after leaving Foxborough Stadium once while the Pats game was still going on. He claimed that he was distracted while listening to the game on the radio.
Posted by flutiefan at 9/6/2006 5:47:00 AM
 
"Intrascrotal Hematoma" just got added to my list of "most impossibly unpleasant words in the English language," so thanks for that, Michael Barrett.

Some of my other favorite weird sports injuries were Drew Gooden's infected hair follicles, Clint Barmes and the frozen deer meat, and David Cone missing a start after being bitten by his mother's pomeranian.

And then there's Carl Pavano.
Posted by czegers at 9/6/2006 10:40:00 AM
 
I believe a Jacksonville punter was injured swinging an ax at a tree stump that Jack Del Rio placed in the locker room. Also, wasn't the same guy involved in a fondue pot incident? I want to say Chris Hanson was the guy...idiot kickers as Peyton would say.
Posted by vtadave at 9/6/2006 3:03:00 PM
 
Plus, didn't Sammy Sosa strain something while sneezing? Chest muscle?
Posted by vtadave at 9/7/2006 11:00:00 AM
 
Yeah, but who's more culpable here. The guy that gets hurt swinging the ax, or the genius who thought it was a good idea to put an ax and tree stump in the locker room in the first place?
Posted by Erickson at 9/8/2006 8:43:00 AM
 

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